Today’s Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and SantaCruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALTRANS TO BUILD VIADUCT AND RETAINING WALL ON HIGHWAY 1 NEAR RAGGED POINT
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Caltrans will begin preliminary geotechnical work on a project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 near Ragged Point on Monday, June 10.
This emergency project located between the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge and the Ragged Point Inn. (For those who know, it is at the Polar Star) It will result in intermittent lane closures through July 2019.
A temporary traffic signal will be activated by August allowing traffic to move in each direction 24/7until project completion.
Roadwork will take place Monday through Thursday from 6 am until 6 pm and from 6 am until 2 pmon Fridays. Electronic message boards will alert travelers about this roadwork.
The contractor for this $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA. It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm